The Daily Iowan

Santorum in Eastern Iowa calls to reduce federal higher ed support

ZACHARY POUND

July 7, 2011

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CEDAR RAPIDS — Former U.S. Sen. Rick Santorum said Wednesday that the federal government should reduce higher-education funding and leave that support to states. Speaking to Kirkwood Community College officials and eastern...

Some concerns linger in Johnson County emergency facility’s second year

BRIAN ALBERT

July 7, 2011

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After a controversial first year, Joint Emergency Communications Center officials say they plan to continue striving toward a quick, reliable operation for Johnson County. Several officials, including county Supervisor Pat Harney,...

No policy changes in the works following convict escape

BRITTANY TREVICK

July 7, 2011

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Despite a third escape in one year, officials at a local work-release facility said there are no policy changes in the works. Alajuwon S. Johnson was placed on escape status last week, but officials said they remain confident...

UIHC cancer center receives $11.5 million grant

KATIE HEINE

July 7, 2011

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A multimillion dollar grant will help support further cancer studies at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics Cancer Center, researchers said. The UIHC Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center announced Wednesday it will maintain...

UIHC employee retires after 45 years with love for Hawkeyes

LINDSAY DOUGLAS

July 7, 2011

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In 1965, then 23-year-old Karen Plank began work as a nursing services clerk at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. And for the next 45 years, she watched the buildings, people, and technology change around her. The...

Mason updates UI on legislative cuts, funding

DI STAFF

July 7, 2011

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University of Iowa President Sally Mason highlighted the university’s budgetary outcome for fiscal 2012 following this year’s Legislative session in an e-mail to the university community Wednesday. Mason noted the 3.6 percent...

Regents announce reverse credit agreement

DI STAFF

July 7, 2011

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The state Board of Regents announced Wednesday a new reverse-transfer agreement with Iowa community colleges, according to a press release. The agreement will allow students who leave community colleges without completing their...

Iowa City man arrested for buying a stolen computer

DI STAFF

July 7, 2011

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An Iowa City man was arrested after he allegedly purchased stolen property, according to Iowa City police. According to an official complaint, 28-year-old Eric Ray Parker of 2121 Taylor Drive told Iowa City police he purchased...

Oxford woman arrested for assaulting husband

DI STAFF

July 7, 2011

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Johnson County sheriff’s deputies report that an Oxford woman assaulted her husband with dangerous weapons early Wednesday morning. Twenty-six-year-old Callista Ann Parmenter allegedly attacked her husband with a 40 oz. beer...

Officials hope for justice-center bond vote next year

DI STAFF

July 7, 2011

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Johnson County’s Criminal Justice Coordinating Committee met Wednesday to discuss plans for a new criminal justice center. Talks about a new building have been going on for well over a decade, but officials are now saying enough...

Incoming Hawkeyes come up big in Game Time League

ERIK PAPKE

July 7, 2011

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Wednesday evening’s Game Time League matchup between Coralville Hy-Vee and Two Rivers/Coach’s Corner featured a couple of the summer’s most exciting players. Unfortunately for Two Rivers head coach Randy Larson, neither...

Krei, Dixon combine for 41 points in narrow Game Time win

BEN SCHUFF

July 7, 2011

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Basketball games are often decided by team’s star players. Wednesday night’s Game Time League action lived up to that billing, as Kelly Krei and Melissa Dixon did just enough to out-perform Morgan Johnson and Sharnae Lamar...